Written and authored by Major League Baseball Expert Analyst Charlie McDougall. Charliessports.com produces it for Baseball news and notes. The teams will play on Saturday May 23rd, 2015. At 4:10 PM EST.
The (18-22) Cincinnati Reds of the National League Central Division will make the trip to the Northeast Ohio for the battle of the “BUCKEYE STATE”. For the second of a 3-game Interleague set. Cincinnati will play the (17-23) Cleveland Indians of the American League Central in 2015 MLB action. The teams will play at Progressive Field on the shores of Lake Erie in Cleveland, Ohio. The Best Sports Handicapper believes the Cincinnati Reds are right where MLB Experts thought they would be at this point of the 2015 season. The Cleveland Indians are off to a slow start, but will get better as we get into the summer. The opening betting line has the Cincinnati Reds as a +160 road underdog; the betting total is at seven runs for Saturday’s game.
The 2015 Cincinnati Reds are in a slump, losing five in a row. The Reds dropped both of their games in Kansas City and three of four against San Francisco their last two series. Cincinnati is third in the Division, eight and a half games out of first place. Cincinnati is 9-13 on the road this season. Second Baseman Brandon Phillips has a team-high .314 batting average and forty-three hits. Third Baseman Todd Frazier is leading the team in RBI’S and home runs. First Baseman Joey Votto has a .387 on-base percentage. The Reds have a .391 team slugging percentage. Cincinnati pitching is allowing opponents a .251 batting average. The Reds return to the “QUEEN CITY” for a six-game homestand on Monday May 25th. The Reds are 17-42 their last fifty-nine baseball games on the road. The betting odds over the total are 7-3 Cincinnati last ten away from home. The Cincinnati Reds are 3-7 their last ten Baseball Betting Picks overall, going over the betting odds total four times, while staying under the betting odds total five and has a push. The Cincinnati Reds will have Right Hander Anthony DeSclafani, who is (2-4) with a 3.80 ERA to the pitchers mound for game two of the series. The Freehold, New Jersey native threw three innings, giving up six hits and six runs in an 8-9 home loss to San Francisco May 17th. Cincinnati is 1-10 the last eleven meetings between the teams in Cleveland. Bovada.Lv has the Cincinnati Reds at 50/1 to win the 2015 MLB National League Pennant.
The 2015 Cleveland Indians are on a three-game win streak. The Indians took three of four from the White Sox this week. The Indians are last in the AL Central, nine games behind first-place Kansas City. The Indians are only 6-12 at home this season. Left Fielder Michael Brantley has a team-high .328 batting average, a .404 on-base percentage and twenty-six RBI S. Right Fielder Brandon Moss has six home runs. Second Baseman Jason Kipnis is the team leader with fifty-four base hits. The Indians have a .252 team batting average. The opposition is hitting .260 against Cleveland pitchers. Cleveland closes out their six-game homestand on May 27th when Texas visits Northeast Ohio. Catcher Yan Gomes has only played five games this season and is expected back early next month as he recovers from a knee injury. The betting odds over the total are 7-2 Cleveland last nine at home. The Indians are only 2-6 their last eight MLB interleague contests. The Cleveland Indians are 6-4 their last ten overall, going over the betting odds total three times and staying under the betting odds total seven. Right, Hander Corey Kluber, who is (1-5) with a 3.79 ERA, will be on the hill for the second game of the series. The 6’4″ 215 pound Stetson University product pitched nine innings, allowing five hits and a run his last start on May 18th, a 2-1 loss to the White Sox. The Cleveland Indians are only 1-8 Kluber last nine starts. The Cleveland Indians are 20/1 to win the 2015 MLB American League Crown.
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